Quick read and illustration about the forces involved in flight and airplane wings – http://www.sciencekidsathome.com/science_topics/flight.html

Nova Wright Brothers Video Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine
Magic School Bus Takes Flight (found streaming online)

A couple of math worksheets to warm up our first full week back at “school”
http://www.greatschools.org/worksheets-activities/5363-addition-grid.gs
http://www.k12mathworksheets.com/worksheet/subtraction-number-line-airplane/

Reading comprehension passage and quiz (3rd grade level)
http://havefunteaching.com/worksheets/reading-worksheets/reading-comprehension-worksheets/third-grade-reading-comprehension-worksheets/

Adapted the “Airplanes of the Future” lesson plan for us
http://www.nps.gov/daav/forteachers/lessonplansandteacherguides.htm

Library books used in this unit

The Wright Brothers by Andrew Santella
The Wright Brothers: Heroes of Flight by Carin T Ford (Famous Inventors series)
Stealing Air by Trent Reedy
You Wouldn’t Want to be on the First Flying Machine by Ian Graham
You Can Draw Planes
How Airplanes Work by Paul Ohmann

The Wright Brothers biographies were used for reading/comprehension of non-fiction text. Students were also asked to pick 5 events from the Wright Brothers lives and create a timeline from those events.